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Main Goal

The project will aim to contribute to achieving national priorities of participating countries related to poverty alleviation among rural youth and women, and these will be addressed through demand-driven participatory approach not only during the planning of specific project-related interventions, but also during the implementation.

South-South Knowledge Exchange Corridors:
  • A. From Arab States to Central Asia and Eastern Europe, focused on expertise in effective livestock management and supported by Algeria (tbc);
  • B. From Eastern Europe (Hungary) to Arab States and Central Asia, focused on expertise in biotechnology and supported by Hungary;
  • C. From Turkey to Arab States and Central Asia, focused on training in management of farmer-based organizations and supported by Turkey.
  • D. Between all the participating countries, focused on expertise in sustainable water resources management and supported by all the interested countries as a cross-cutting theme;
  • E. Other South-South Knowledge Exchange corridors may be added as the countries suggest relevant themes where they would like to take the lead based on the expertise available.
 Project Expected Results (phase1):
  • A. Identifying common needs and specific capacities for participating countries. 
  • B. Needs assessments and stock taking exercises will be conducted in each participating country in order to identify low-cost solutions that help boost agricultural production
  • C. Addressing South-South knowledge exchange corridors on farmer based organizations and agricultural biotechnology 
  • D. Identification of four pilot groups of small-holder agricultural producers in at least two rural communities in each participating beneficiary country
  • E. Elaboration of the cross-regional portal on South-South Cooperation in Agricultural Development on the basis of the online mapping platform 
  • F. Organization of Policy Dialogue Event during Global South-South Development EXPO. 



The publication on Mapping South-South Cooperation Mechanisms & Solutions in the Arab States region, supported by the Islamic Development Bank, UN Office for South-South Cooperation and the RBAS Regional Center in Cairo served as a platform for follow-up activities reflected in the elaboration and operationalization of the South-South Cooperation Solutions and Mechanisms Mapping Portal southsouthworld.org. This mapping tool is intended to provide a one-stop shop access to practical, easy-to-use expertise on the broad range of the existing South-South Cooperation mechanisms in the region, to be used by the government focal point agencies on South-South Cooperation as well as the United Nations agencies, funds and programmes active in the regions in their work aimed at advancing South-South Cooperation in compliance with the provisions of the High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation. The mapping tool also offers an opportunity for sharing analytical information aimed at better understanding of the existing regional trends in South-South Cooperation, as well as visualizing the capacity gaps that prevent the countries in the region from taking full advantage of the potential benefits of South-South Cooperation. The coverage of the portal was expanded and now includes both the Arab States and the Europe and CIS regions, thus facilitating intra- and interregional cooperation.

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